What academic background must I have to be able apply? (Degree students only)
- Bachelor degree: You can apply for a bachelor programme after having completed the upper secondary school and for some nations in additionally you must have 1 year of university studies also. For more information please visit:
Foreign qualifications for entry to higher education.
- Master degree: You can apply for a master programme when you’ve completed 3 years of relevant university studies.
At what level can I choose courses? (Exchange and guest students only)
- As an exchange or a guest student, you can only follow courses at master level if you have completed what compares to 180 ECTS credits (i.e. three years of studies) of relevant courses at university level. Read about the general entry requirements.
Which English language tests are accepted?
- You must as a minimum document that your English skills match the Danish English level B.
We ask you and your home university to document your English skills through our language requirement form. Please fill it ind and upload it your online application.
Alternatively you can provide an IETLS (6.5) or TOEFL (575/230/88) test. As an Eu/EEA or Swiss citizen you can also document it by way of your secondary school diploma. For more information visit English language requirement.
Degree and Guest Students:
If you do not have the Danish English B, you can document it by way of your secondary school diploma if you are an EU/EEA or Swiss citizen or alternatively as the non-EU/EEA citizens.
If you are a non-EU/EEA citizens, we only accept the TOEFL and IELTS tests if you do not have the Danish test of English. For more information visit English language requirement.
What is the code for sending the TOEFL test results? (Degree and guest students only)
- the code for sending the TOEFL test results is 7969. The test must be forwarded directly from the test center to the University of Southern Denmark.
Must the IELTS test results be forwarded directly from the test center? (Degree and guest students only)
- No, the University of Southern Denmark has access to the IELTS Verification Service, therefore we accept a copy of your IELTS test results.
When do I need a GRE test? (Degree students only)
- Several of the master degrees offered by the Faculty of Science require the GRE test of applicants from non-EU/EEA and Swiss countries.
What is the code for sending the GRE test results? (Degree students only)
- The code for sending the GRE test results is 9130.
Which students need English language tests ? (Degree and guest students only)
- All non-EU/EEA and Swiss students except for people who have English as their first language (Canada, USA, Australia and New Zealand), must provide a language test, otherwise it will not be possible to evaluate the application.
May I scan my documents and send them by email?
You apply online. We therefore ask you to upload all the required enclosures. Do NOT send them by email.
What is a certified copy? (Degree and guest students only)
- Certified means that e.g. your home university or another official authority verifies by stamping and signing the copy, that the copy is a true copy of the original document. Please be aware that copies that are not certified will not be considered valid.
Do all my documents have to be translated into English? (Degree and guest students only)
- All enclosed documentation (except copy of passport) must be officially translated into English and certified. Certified means that e.g. your home university or a public notary verifies the copy by stamping and signing it with a blue pen. In this way the university or public notary verifies that the copy is a true copy of the original document.
Will the university provide accommodation for me?
- You can apply for accommodation through the International Office. Read more about accommodation
When should I apply for visa/residence permit?
- As soon as you get the enrolment letter if you hold a non-EU/EEA or Swiss citizenship. You will get information about the visa procedure in your admission package. Note that you mut pay an application fee as a non-EU/EEA/Swiss citizen to apply for residence permit. The Danish Immigration Service does not start the processing of your application until you have paid the full application fee.
If you hold an EU/EEA or Swiss citizenship, you do not apply for residence permit until you arrive in Denmark.
For more information, visit www.newtodenmark.dk.
Do I pay to apply for residence permit?
- Yes, non-EU/EEA citizens must pay an application fee to apply for residence permit. Note that the Danish Immigration Service does not start the processing of your application until they have registered full payment of the fee. Make sure to check if your bank or credit card charge a fee to make the payment when you pay. It is your responsibility to ensure that the full amount is paid to the Danish Immigration Service. For more information, visit www.newtodenmark.dk.
Will I have to provide financial documentation when I apply for a visa?
- Yes, the Danish Immigration Service will ask you for financial documentation of about 54.000 DKK per year.
Am I allowed to work during my stay in Denmark?
- Yes, as a student you can get a work permit and may work up to 15 hours a week. If you come from a country outside the EU/EEA or Swiss countries, you must apply for at work permit. You can do this when you apply for a visa/residence permit. For more information please visit www.newtodenmark.dk
What kind of job can I get?
- International Students often have jobs like: Delivering newspapers, doing dishes at restaurants/cafés and seasonal work i.e. green houses, picking strawberries etc. Please be aware that you will encounter difficulties finding study related jobs, because most jobs require good knowledge of Danish. Student job.
Can I send in my application after deadline?
- No, we don’t accept late applications. Our application deadlines are:
Exchange and guest students
Can I take Danish languages courses at the university?
- No, the university does not offer courses in the Danish language for foreign students, but you can sign up for a Danish language course through the municipality.